Former Senator, Other Virginia Republicans Endorse Biden

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By Brian Carlton
September 1, 2020

Thirteen Republicans announced support for the Biden/Harris ticket on Monday, including a former U.S. senator and former General Assembly members.

RICHMOND-Former U.S. Senator John Warner was among 13 Virginia Republicans that came out Monday in support of Joe Biden’s presidential campaign. Warner had previously supported Biden during the Democratic primary.

No relation to current Virginia Senator Mark Warner, John held the seat from 1979 to 2009. In recent years, he endorsed Mark Warner and Sen. Tim Kaine, as well as Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.

The list of endorsements provided by the Biden campaign also included:

Other Virginia Republicans endorsing Biden on Monday include:

  • Former Rep. Bill Whitehurst
  • Former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage
  • Former State Sen. Russ Potts
  • Former Del. Jim Dillard
  • Former Republican and independent Del. Katherine Waddell
  • Former Alexandria GOP Vice Chair Marc Coombs

In addition to those seven, six Republican leaders from Loudoun County also came out in support of Biden. That group includes Alice Parken, Glen Peterson, Virginia Phinney, Christopher Stevenson, Shanadee Ford Stevenson and Daniel Vargas.

“Biden for Virginia is building a broad coalition of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents united in support of Joe Biden and who know that he will lead our country out of the crises we are facing and restore the soul of our nation,” said Chris Bolling. The former executive director for Virginia’s Democratic Party was named as the Biden campaign’s Virginia state director in July. “With the Covid pandemic still raging and no leadership from the White House to contain it, we cannot afford four more years of Donald Trump. Thanks to these Virginians putting country over party, in November we are going to elect a real leader in Joe Biden who will make sure we recover and build back better.”

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